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Farming

'As damaging as DDT'

Honey bee 7:35am Bees, butterflies, worms and birds among those at serious risk from neonics pesticides.

Residues in fruit, vegetables

fruit 7:43am New study finds the presence of neonicatinoid residues in many fruit, vegetables and pollen in the US and NZ.

How now Fonterra cow?

milk OPINION: Dairy company and govt should pay heed to the question now that a pseudo milk developed in a lab could threaten NZ's $17bn dairy industry.

Porky pies in pig welfare

Pigs Pig farmers admit they are falling short of the public perception of acceptable welfare standards.

Fonterra jewel on target

Fonterra The $73 million expansion of the Fonterra mozzarella factory in South Canterbury is on track to go online in August 2015.

Opinion poll

Are farmers right in demanding heavier penalties for those caught rustling?

Yes

No

Vote Result

Related story: Farmers demand beefing up of rustling laws

How now Fonterra cow?

milk Dairy company and govt should pay heed to the question now that a pseudo milk developed in a lab could threaten NZ's $17bn dairy industry.

We're losing critical capability

AgriBusiness professor claims vital science that will help farming in the future is being pushed aside by AgResearch's restructuring.

In farmers we trust

The small few affecting all

A brave new world

Hamilton's Mystery Creek Pavilion is filled with the latest in agribusiness offerings for the Fieldays. Technology is set to make farming a push-button business in the next decade.

Upbeat over tech future

When Nick and Anita Jurgens talk about their farming future, son Zander is at the forefront of their thoughts.

Fieldays enrich new alliances

Tailor made forecasting

Sculpture's timely entry

A farmer's history as a hoarder proves a useful talent in visual arts.

Fonterra jewel on target

Fonterra The $73 million expansion of the Fonterra mozzarella factory in South Canterbury is on track to go online in August 2015.

Residue in milk concerns

Dairy farmers risk contaminating their milk with teat spray residue if they do not ensure their cows' teats are properly cleaned before milking.

Icelanders check us out

Lab milk to hit shelves

How now Fonterra cow?

Dairy company and govt should pay heed to the question now that a pseudo milk developed in a lab could threaten NZ's $17bn dairy industry.

Embryo transplant success

A new bull calf from Canadian stock, born only a few hours before. New genetics from Canada of milking shorthorns through embryo transfer are in a Manawatu calf shed.

Beet great news for beef

A Lincoln University academic says use of a fodder beet crop is great news for beef cattle farmers.

A lot of bull set for Waikato

Limousin takes top honours

Hereford prices on the rise

Hereford breeders have reclaimed market share against other beef breeds after a good bull-selling season, says PGG Wrightson genetics manager Bruce Orr.

Shepherd to take on world's best

Sheep A Te Kuiti farmer will travel to France to represent New Zealand in the World Young Shepherds Challenge.

Sheep massacres linked?

Police issue warning to farmers after two sheep mass killings involving firearms. | Vet charged over pet sheep's treatment

Sheep name suppression in vet case

Vigilance urged as more sheep killed

Sheep 'abuse' prompts inquiry

Wool producers are "shocked and appalled" by graphic footage allegedly showing Australian shearers beating, kicking and stomping on sheep.

Maize options highlighted

maize Maize silage is the cheapest option for dairy farmers to add extra feed to cows, a supplier says.

Soil mapping tech steps forward

Four cropping farmers were so smitten with the precision of a soil sampling machine that they brought it back with them from the US.

Grower lauds 'wonder fuel'

Apple exporter seeks new money

Residues in fruit, vegetables

New study finds the presence of neonicatinoid residues in many fruit, vegetables and pollen in the US and NZ.

We're losing critical capability

Jacqueline Rowarth AgriBusiness professor claims vital science that will help farming in the future is being pushed aside by AgResearch's restructuring.

Research needs to be more accessible

Retiring AgResearch scientists says there is a huge amount of research sitting unused that could lift NZ's agriculture performance.

Genetic selection boosts antlers

Stink over cattle compost

'As damaging as DDT'

Bees, butterflies, worms and birds among those at serious risk from neonics pesticides.

Drought planning pays off

Drought Accepting the financial pain that comes with a drought makes decision-making easier during a stressful time.

Invaluable, but danger lurks

That trusty quad should command respect from its users if it is to be operated safely.

Keep watch on running costs

Wage change eases pain

Cows like to be cool, too

AgResearch scientist urges farmers to take note of what animals are telling them.